NEW DELHI: Vote counting is underway in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura. As per latest trends—-
In Tripura, the ruling BJP has taken a lead over its nearest rival, the Left-Congress alliance. The BJP is hoping for a big comeback, far above its 2018 score of 36. The BJP is currently ahead on 32 seats, just one above the majority mark. The Tipra Motha, led by former royal Pradyot Manikya Debbarma, is leading on 13 seats in Tripura. The tribal-dominated party, which is pushing for a Greater Tipraland, is being seen as an x-factor in these elections.
In Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma’s National People’s Party or NPP is slightly ahead of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.
Meanwhile, in Nagaland, the BJP and its partner NDPP (Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party) have surged ahead and are leading on 42 seats in the 60-member assembly.
Poll counting is also underway for a series of by-polls – the Erode (East) seat in Tamil Nadu, Sagardighi in West Bengal, Ramgarh in Jharkhand and Kasba Peth and Chinchwad in Maharashtra.